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ARM announces new Artemis CPU core, first 10nm test chip, built at TSMC

ARM announces new Artemis CPU core,  first 10nm test chip, built at TSMC As of yesterday, ARM is announcing that it has successfully validated a new 10nm FinFET design at TSMC.The unnamed multi-core test chip features a quad-core CPU from ARM, codenamed Artemis, a single-core GPU as a proof of concept, and the chip’s interconnect and other various features.

AMD announces new Radeon RX 480: VR-ready, at a budget price

AMD announces new Radeon RX 480: VR-ready, at a budget price The new RX 480 is a midrange card that AMD claims will deliver dramatic performance improvements in VR and 3D gaming.The RX 480, which will ship on June 29, is a 14nm GPU built at GlobalFoundries.

AMD has built hardware at Samsung, could tap foundry for future products

AMD has built hardware at Samsung, could tap foundry for future products One of the major questions AMD investors raised after the company’s conference call last week was where AMD was building most of its hardware.Moorhead questioned AMD on the deal and received the following quote: Having the option to build at Samsung could be important to AMD’s long-term plans and overall success for a number of reasons.

Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node

Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node Now Intel announced that it would begin building 10nm hardware for companies that want to license standard ARM cores.According to ARM, this deal will cover future ARM products, dubbed ARM POP technology (POP is not an acronym).

Microsoft shares details on the secret processor at the heart of HoloLens

Microsoft shares details on the secret processor at the heart of HoloLens We’ve known for a long time that Microsoft’s HoloLens relied on a custom “HPU,” or Holographic Processing Unit, to provide the headset’s mixed-reality mode and augmented reality capabilities.At Hot Chips this week, the company actually released some details on how the chip works and what it’s capable of.

Intel reportedly wooing Apple as a customer for its ARM foundry business

Intel reportedly wooing Apple as a customer for its ARM foundry business The Nikkei Asian Review reports that Apple is already trying to nick Apple from TSMC, for all the obvious reasons.Pulling in Apple’s business would give Intel’s custom foundry division instant credibility and establish it as a force to be reckoned with.

The great GPU bait-and-switch of summer 2016: AMD, Nvidia official MSRPs don’t reflect real-world prices

The great GPU bait-and-switch of summer 2016: AMD, Nvidia official MSRPs don’t reflect real-world prices More than three months after Nvidia officially kicked off the 14nm refresh cycle, GPU prices still running hot.The RX 470 is supposed to sell for $179; the least expensive RX 470 we found was $199, which is where the RX 480 4GB is supposed to sit.

GlobalFoundries announces new 7nm FinFET process, full node shrink

GlobalFoundries announces new 7nm FinFET process, full node shrink Even more interesting is the fact that the company intends to execute a full node shrink at 7nm, rather than using a hybrid node.A quick word on “full node” versus “hybrid node.

Apple A10 teardown sheds light on quad-core SoC, confirms Intel won modem contract

Apple A10 teardown sheds light on quad-core SoC, confirms Intel won modem contract Every time a new Apple device ships, it’s interesting to see how manufacturing technology has advanced.The Verizon and Sprint products (A1660 and A1661) use a Qualcomm modem.

Samsung’s 10nm node, SoCs now in mass production

Samsung’s 10nm node, SoCs now in mass production According to Samsung, its 10nm LPE (Low Power Early) process node will offer “up to 30-percent increase in area efficiency with 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power consumption.” Or this, from the company’s page on its 32nm process node.

Samsung announces fourth-gen 14nm node, plans 10nm improvements, and shows off 7nm EUV wafer

Samsung announces fourth-gen 14nm node, plans 10nm improvements, and shows off 7nm EUV wafer Like Intel, Samsung intends to offer multiple generations of a single process node — but unlike Intel, it isn’t debuting a new strategy in lieu of maintaining a quick transition roadmap.When foundries add new iterations of existing process nodes, it’s typically because they’ve got customers who are interested in those process nodes and want to take advantage of them.

Qualcomm claims it will lead the mobile industry with Snapdragon 835, 10nm manufacturing

Qualcomm claims it will lead the mobile industry with Snapdragon 835, 10nm manufacturing This quick 10nm ramp will happen in partnership with Samsung, which also led the industry on early 14nm technology.“We are excited to continue working together with Samsung in developing products that lead the mobile industry,” said Keith Kressin, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.

TSMC announces plans for $16 billion foundry to push the envelope on 5nm, 3nm process nodes

TSMC announces plans for $16 billion foundry to push the envelope on 5nm, 3nm process nodes 7 billion foundry facility focused on the upcoming 5nm and 3nm process nodes.Even once a facility is running some volume, it can take 9-12 months to bring the entire fabrication plant fully online.

450mm silicon wafers aren't happening any time soon as major consortium collapses

450mm silicon wafers aren't happening any time soon as major consortium collapses A few years ago, multiple high-end companies were backing the idea of moving from 300mm to 450mm silicon wafers.Historically, moving to larger wafers was a critical way that foundries and fabs cut prices and improved yields.

Samsung's foundry business, upcoming 10nm designs offsets its catastrophic Note 7 losses

Samsung's foundry business, upcoming 10nm designs offsets its catastrophic Note 7 losses That’s mostly thanks to its semiconductor business, which has grown substantially over the past two years.That’s a 28% gain over FY2014, when the company booked just $34 billion in yearly semiconductor revenue, and it reflects Samsung’s strong design wins in 14nm products.

Intel will finally finish Fab 42 in Arizona, bring new 7nm capacity online

Intel will finally finish Fab 42 in Arizona, bring new 7nm capacity online Several years ago, Intel announced that it wouldn’t finish its 14nm manufacturing plant, Fab 42.Now, Intel has announced that it will be bringing Fab 42 online, but not as a 14nm facility.

Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to redefine process nodes

Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to redefine process nodes It also laid out what it believes is a better metric for calculating process nodes in the future, though we suspect TSMC, Samsung, and GloFo may all disagree.At 10nm, Intel is moving the contact to directly under the gate, which frees up additional transistor space.

Microsoft's new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs

Microsoft's new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs 37x higher than the Xbox One, while the GPU’s core count has increased by 3.The Xbox One was criticized for its decision to rely on cheaper DDR3 rather than going the unified GDDR5 route Sony chose.

Foundry Futures: TSMC, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel Gear Up For 7nm and Beyond

Foundry Futures: TSMC, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel Gear Up For 7nm and Beyond Over the past few years, companies like Samsung, TSMC, and GlobalFoundries have all jockeyed for the pole position in the highly competitive (and extremely expensive) foundry business.This is most apparent with Intel; its 10nm node is expected to be equivalent to 7nm from TSMC.

Samsung Wants to Lead the Foundry Business to 4nm and Beyond

Samsung Wants to Lead the Foundry Business to 4nm and Beyond A few weeks back, we covered foundry plans over the next few years for TSMC, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel.The company is planning to launch a variety of new process capabilities, including new technology nodes, the introduction of Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUV), and its own fully depleted SOI (FDSOI) technology.